Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE and SIX: ZMH) today announced that, following the receipt of U.S. Federal Trade Commission clearance, Zimmer has completed the acquisition of Biomet in a cash and equity transaction currently valued at approximately $14.0 billion. In connection with the combination, Zimmer has changed its corporate name to Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. The Company will trade on the New York Stock Exchange and the SIX Swiss Exchange under the ticker symbol ZBH beginning June 29, 2015.
“The coming together of Zimmer andBiometis a momentous achievement. We are excited to move forward as one company and to pursue new opportunities that benefit patients, healthcare professionals and employees around the globe,” saidDavid Dvorak, President and CEO of Zimmer Biomet. “Over the past several months, our integration planning teams have been working to ensure that we capture the best of both companies and create a seamless and efficient transition. I look forward to continuing to work closely with our employees for the benefit of all of our stakeholders.”
ZimmerBiometwill be a leading innovator in the$45 billionmusculoskeletal healthcare market, committed to creating innovative solutions for the evolving global healthcare industry. The Company will offer a comprehensive and diversified portfolio of musculoskeletal solutions. The scale of Zimmer Biomet will provide for increased competitiveness in core franchises and a stronger presence in emerging markets. Zimmer Biomet also expects to create operational synergies that will enhance value for stockholders.
Zimmer Biomet: New Branding
The Company today unveiled its new logo, which was designed to utilize the visual components of both the legacy Zimmer and Biomet brands.
Mr. Dvorakcontinued, “Each of our companies has a proud heritage. Just as the Zimmer Biomet name leverages the strong brand equity of both companies, the company logo combines Zimmer’s iconic symbol with elements ofBiomet’scorporate identity.”
Additionally, the Company unveiled its new tagline — “Your progress. Our promise.”
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